SyrupCast Podcast Ep. 137: The Freedom to buy a $1,400 iPhone 8


  • Jeff Brassard

    I miss Doug… Not that you guys aren’t great…

    • Uzair Abbas

      Same. I hope he comes back

  • danakin

    This week we get Igor, Rose, Patrick, and Speedy Sameer.

    Things kicked off with a look-ahead to Tuesday’s iPhone event. Igor’s calm delivery was a stark, and welcomed contrast to Sameer’s hyperdrive verbal delivery. Does Sameer get paid by the word or is there a time limit for his takes? After several appearances on the show it’s surprising that he hasn’t noticed how every time he speaks it’s as if the podcast is being sped up to 1.5x. Here’s hoping he gets out of the puppy phase soon.

    The content side of the segment was well executed and thankfully devoid of the sycophantic tripe other podcasts have been unable to avoid. As the conversation moved to Freedom Mobile getting the iPhone, the substance of the discussion remained relevant and intelligently delivered. Rose, especially, was very strong this week. Hopefully she can maintain this level; it’s very much needed when the show doesn’t have one of it’s excellent guests.

    The listener/reader questions segment is a good idea that hasn’t quite made it to the stage where it feels natural. It’s a worthy part of the podcast that I hope the team continues to work on and include.

    Happy Birthday Rose!

    This week’s show gets a 8.0 SMSPR (Subjective MobileSyrup Podcast Review) score. This week’s DCS (Dopey Comment Score) is: 0.